Shane Black (born December 16, 1961) is an American screenwriter, director, producer and actor who wrote and directed the 2018 film The Predator. He also portrayed Hawkins in the 1987 film Predator. Notable films Black has directed include Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Iron Man 3 (2013) and The Nice Guys (2016). Other noteworthy films Black has appeared in include RoboCop 3 (1993), As Good as It Gets (1997), Monkeys (2007) and Swing State (2015).

Black is perhaps most famous for his high-profile action movie screenplays, of which he wrote several during the 1980s and 90s, most notably Lethal Weapon (1987), The Last Boy Scout (1991) and The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996).


Year Title Functioned as Notes
Director Writer Actor
1986 Night of the Creeps RedCross.png RedCross.png GreenTick.png Uncredited
1987 Lethal Weapon RedCross.png GreenTick.png RedCross.png With Gary Busey, Danny Glover and Steve Kahan
Predator RedCross.png GreenTick.png GreenTick.png Uncredited as writer
The Monster Squad RedCross.png GreenTick.png RedCross.png With Tom Woodruff, Jr.
1988 Dead Heat RedCross.png RedCross.png GreenTick.png
1989 Lethal Weapon 2 RedCross.png GreenTick.png RedCross.png With Danny Glover, Jenette Goldstein, Steve Kahan and Mark Rolston
1990 The Hunt for Red October RedCross.png RedCross.png GreenTick.png Uncredited; directed by John McTiernan
1991 The Last Boy Scout RedCross.png GreenTick.png RedCross.png With Steve Boyum, Michael Papajohn and Carmine Zozzora
1993 RoboCop 3 RedCross.png RedCross.png GreenTick.png
Last Action Hero RedCross.png GreenTick.png RedCross.png With William H. Burton, Jr., Charles Dance, Larry Ferguson, Henry Kingi, Thomas Rosales, Jr., Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sven-Ole Thorsen and Jean-Claude Van Damme, directed by John McTiernan
1994 Night Realm RedCross.png RedCross.png GreenTick.png
1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight RedCross.png GreenTick.png RedCross.png
1997 As Good As It Gets RedCross.png RedCross.png GreenTick.png
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn RedCross.png RedCross.png GreenTick.png
2005 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang GreenTick.png GreenTick.png RedCross.png With Laurence Fishburne
2007 Monkeys RedCross.png RedCross.png GreenTick.png
2013 Iron Man 3 GreenTick.png GreenTick.png RedCross.png With Guy Pearce
2015 Any Day RedCross.png RedCross.png GreenTick.png
2016 The Nice Guys GreenTick.png GreenTick.png RedCross.png
2017 Swing State RedCross.png RedCross.png GreenTick.png With Jake Busey

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